Jerry Alderson is running canoe polo on Saturday morning between 7 and 9.Continue reading
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For the novelty regatta, you'll need to come dressed to get wet, with a towel and change of clothes. The forecast this week is good, so we anticipate that a dip in the lake won't be too stressful. The regatta will consist of a series of novelty races out from the boatshed beach around a buoy and back again. You will be put into a team of 3. Paddling ability will be an advantage, but not a necessity! We'll even up the teams. Sample events will include the 'paddle without a paddle' relay, the 'stand in the boat' rodeo challenge, and the three-kayak-race (a.k.a. a three legged race). It's all a bit of fun. Entry will cost $5 per person to cover use of borrowed boats.
Interested paddlers are invited to regular fitness training on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:30am – 7:30am. Sessions are aimed at paddlers with their own boat who have sound basic skills and are looking to do some training for fitness and enjoyment. We are just commencing these sessions, so the structure will depend on who turns up and what they are paddling. Ideally we will develop a K1/K2 training group who do a circuit of the lake with some intervals, time trials and wash riding. Secondly, a ‘Plastics’ group who do a similar session. At present we’ll see who comes and take things from there. Secure parking, hot showers, changeroom facilities and a friendly welcome are reasonably assured.
Visitors are welcome to join for fitness training.
A handful of boats are available to borrow, with an ‘honour box’ charge of $5.00 per session going to the club development fund. Email the club email@example.com if you wish to arrange one of these for a fitness session: Long Plastic Multisport, Long Plastic PRS Spirit Racing Ski, Avon 3 Double Kayak. Paddles are available for these boats. Paddlers will need to assure the boat owners that they have sound basic boat handling skills, and understand proper boat care. After several trial sessions visitors will be asked to join the club.
Champion Lakes Club Member wins junior award as the National Championships wrap up.Continue reading